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Swinton Park Cookery School is offering One and Two day game cookery school courses led by Chef Director Stephen Bulmer – previously of the Raymond Blanc Cookery School at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. A one day game course teaches techniques including the preparation of venison, game bird and rabbit, including plucking and skinning, cooking or 6-8 dishes, plus sauces from the bones and a range of garnishes. The two day course also sees Richard Townsend, the Managing Director of Yorkshire Game, supplier of Swinton Park and the Swinton Park Cookery School join the class to discuss rearing of game and demonstration of prep techniques. Dishes taught at the Swinton Park Cookery School Game course include Venison Saddle with Chocolate, Game Parfait and Roast Grouse with Blackberries. The Swinton Park Cookery School re-opened at the end of August 2013 following an extensive refurbishment to include state of the art Gaggenau appliances and now offers six workstations for up to 12 guests to use in pairs and learn new skills.

Nestled in 20,000 acres, Swinton Park in the Yorkshire Dales is a castle hotel like no other. The ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, and owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, Swinton Park is more of a lavish home than a hotel. Each of the 31 bedrooms and suites have been individually designed and all have generously-sized bathrooms and superb views across the estate.  The hotel has won many awards for its Samuel’s restaurant and quality of service and most recently featured in Trip Advisor’s top 10 best UK places to stay. With so many pursuits to choose from, such as cookery, fishing, golf, riding, falconry and shooting, Swinton Park is for walkers, families, nature lovers or those just wanting peace and quiet at one of the most beautiful retreats in the UK.

One Day Game Cookery Course –  9th November £175 per person and accommodation at Swinton Park from £110 per room per night .

Two Day Game Cookery Course – 25th &26th November £295 per person and accommodation at Swinton Park from £110 per room per night .

To book call Swinton Park on: 01765 680900 or purchase a course online at